MAN-MADE DISASTERS IN 2011
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 150 5,703 $5,794
       
Major fires, explosions 25 390 2,463
Industry, warehouses 9 30 933
Oil, gas 8 96 1490
Department stores 1 NA 40
Other buildings 3 163 NA
Other fires, explosions 4 101 NA
Aviation disasters 21 463 710
Crashes 11 463 26
Explosions, fires 1 1 NA
Damage on ground 2 NA 108
Space 8 NA 576
Maritime disasters  39 1,986 1,833
Freighters 2 22 67
Passenger ships 29 1,873 NA
Tankers 1 NA 125
Drilling platforms 6 53 1,641
Other maritime accidents 1 38 NA
Rail disasters 9 272 NA
Mining accidents 8 185 377
Collapse of buildings/bridges 3 103 NA
Miscellaneous 45 2,304 411
Social unrest 14 1,495 411
Terrorism 16 492 NA
Other miscellaneous losses 15 317 NA

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $17.4 million in insured losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 2/2012.